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Poster: matchstickstatue Date: Aug 13, 2011 12:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Ives Touch, Part II

Long time lurker, first time poster.

Just wanted to thank you for a fascinating read. Inspired me to grab a copy of the 4th (just as the recent discussion of Weir and Bartok brought me to a stunning SACD of the "Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste").

Ives was beloved by many artists of the era. He remains, e.g. a continual reference for the Fugs' Ed Sanders. Ives was assuredly a model for their collage of found weirdness 'Virgin Forest':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stw3yLwWlN8

and in his poetry, Sanders often refers to him as a model of keeping faith in one's art alive against all odds, as in this pithy number:

The World Not Paying Enough Attention to Your Art?

1902
Charles Ives Finished his
2nd Symphony
which would not
be performed in public
til 1951

Anywho, thanks for the excellent reminder of Ives' power and influence. I've got a lot of listening to do.